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PeteB88 posted 04-18-2008 01:56 AM ET (US)   Profile for PeteB88   Send Email to PeteB88  
Looking for hand held VHF to use w/ our Project FISH and other youth fishing/boating program, perhaps two. It's likely one would be used for kayak while Whaler works close by including close to shore Lake Mich. What is best value - brand, model or if someone has a reliable one for sale we would appreciate it. Mainly looking for review/direct experience and recommendation.


towboater posted 04-18-2008 02:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for towboater  Send Email to towboater     
Hey Pete, I might have just what you want.

They are commercial grade Standard HX somethings. At one time these were the top of the line high dollar models.
Pretty big, heavy. I think two of em work great, one is not reliable to stay on channel but if you are aware, it transmits and recieves ok. As is, no guarantees. I dont recommend any as a primary radio on a boat. But great radios to break in or horse around slack water bays with.

No charge. These radios have been run hard but they arent totally worn out, Im not sending you junk. Well, some of the bats may not hold charge. Others are almost new. These are rare 10 watt high power models.

Otherwise, go with the new Standard handhelds (around $150 ea). Icom's are ok but over priced and full of unessesary gimicks compared to Standards model.


PeteB88 posted 04-18-2008 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
That's great - I can give you info for tax deductible contribution if that helps you. Let me know via profile email address what I need to do.


PeteB88 posted 04-19-2008 10:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Tried your email in profile - kicked it back to me. Use mine, it's current.
sloppyrudder posted 04-20-2008 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for sloppyrudder  Send Email to sloppyrudder     
I sail on Tug's, and I have found Standard Horizon's to be tough and reliable, as well as a bit less expensive than Icom's. I recently saw an advertisement for a Standard that floats, which I can tell you from personal experience is a very useful feature.

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